This research follows several lines. One area is the behavior of composites over weathering/aging conditions. A second focus is a corrosion and degradation simulation of metals at high temperatures and aggressive chemistries; these were first performed experimentally, with simulations to follow. A third direction is molecular dynamics simulations of small organic polymer molecules, to evaluate properties by simulation to inform testing protocols.
A new project focuses on the degradation of polymers and its impact on electric insulation for medium voltage cables.